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The Population Research Center is an interdisciplinary research unit of the University of Texas at Austin that provides support for population-related research projects at UT. Faculty researchers come from departments all across campus. Our researchers' projects focus primarily on health disparities, parenting, partnering and human development, educational inequality and opportunity, and socioeconomic inequality and work.

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Angela Duckworth and PRC Researcher David Yeager urge caution in using measures of students' non-cognitive development for accountability in education

David Yeager and co-author Angela Duckworth report in a new article in Education Researcher on the ways in which non-cognitive measures developed for psychological research can be misapplied in educational policy and practice

Former PRC Trainee Dara Shifrer receives ASA Paper Award

The Awards Committee of the ASA Section on Disability and Society has chosen Dr. Shifrer's paper as the 2015 Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability

Harel Shapira recipient of 2015 award from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Through this research Dr. Shapira will provide insight into the growing phenomenon of Americans carrying firearms for self-defense and associated acts of violence

David Pedulla receives grant to study labor market placements of disadvantaged groups

Project will investigate how employer preferences shape distribution of opportunities to minorities and females.

Leticia Marteleto to chair new IUSSP Scientific Panel

The IUSSP Council will establish a panel on Youth and Intergenerational Relations in Developing Countries to run through December 2018

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